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Alumni Feature: Alyssa Bailey

Alumni Feature: Alyssa Bailey

Tavroop Kaur June 6, 2024

Centennial alum Alyssa Bailey has always liked knowing things before other people. Coupled with her love for writing as a high school student, Bailey was immediately drawn to Centennial's student newspaper,...

Graduation: A new beginning

Shruthe Yoagentharan and Lily Vuyovich May 17, 2024

It is well-known that the graduation ceremony is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated senior event at the end of the high school expedition. After four, steadfast years of pulling all-nighters, going on...

Fly High Wingspan: How the Wingspan Will Rebound From the Journalism Program’s Cut

Fly High Wingspan: How the Wingspan Will Rebound From the Journalism Program’s Cut

Tavroop Kaur and Abby Rothrock May 17, 2024

Since Centennial High School’s opening in 1977, the Wingspan staff have been writing and reporting fervently to keep their students updated on the happenings of the Centennial community. Whether it was...

Farewell from the Editor in Chief!

Joanne Yoon May 16, 2024

As I sit here looking for the words to sum up my time with The Wingspan, nothing seems like enough to encapsulate what I’ve experienced over the past four years.  So much of my high school career...

Teacher of the Year 2024

Hannah Elpus May 16, 2024

Jeremy Whitaker, one of Centennial’s well-loved history teachers, was named Teacher of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year.  Whitaker has been nominated multiple times for this outstanding award...

20 years from now

Abby Conrad May 16, 2024

As I open this blank Google Doc titled “Abby Final Article,” I envision my high school years sprawled out behind me as I stand on the precipice of college. I think back to everything I’ve learned,...

Who was on theme at this year’s Met Gala?

Vironica Brunson May 15, 2024

Hollywood stars attended the 2024 Met Gala in New York, on the first Monday of May. Viewers were excited for the theme, as Anna Wintour, who has been the lead chairperson of the MET since 1995, decided...

Cowboy Carter: Album review

On March 24, 2024, renowned singer-songwriter, Beyoncé, took headlines for revamping her musical career with the release of Cowboy Carter, receiving an equilibrium of both praise and critique.  Cowboy...

All screenshots by: Joey Crossney, App by: Riley Testut

Delta: Game Emulator: The battle of emulation and game preservation

Joey Crossney May 15, 2024

Apr. 18, 2024 was a big day for game emulation enthusiasts and gamers alike. The Delta: Game Emulator was released on the Apple app store by a developer named Riley Testut. The app is completely free yet...

Centennial’s girl’s lacrosse team huddles during a game against Howard on April 24

“No one works harder than Centennial athletes”: Girls’ lacrosse ends regular season on note of resiliency

Abby Conrad May 7, 2024

“No one works harder than Centennial athletes”: Girls’ Lacrosse Ends Regular Season on Note of Resiliency To say that Centennial’s girl’s lacrosse team has had a difficult season would be...

Photography taken by Hannah Kim

Do spring showers only bring May flowers, or deteriorate students’ motivations for hours?

Hannah Kim May 7, 2024

As the bright and flowery spring break came to an end, Centennial High School students poured back into the school building, welcomed by a bountiful week of rain. As the seasons are changing, so are students’...

The Second-Look Fair at the University of Maryland.
Photo Credit: Maryland Today-University of Maryland

Freshman friendships: Are Centennial seniors ready to jump into the college social scene?

Abby Conrad April 23, 2024

“College is so different from high school,” said Sophia Panageotou, who graduated from Centennial in 2023 and is attending the University of Maryland. As an Environmental Science and Policy major,...

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